A good upscale restaurant isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons—it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Privy Council gossip. Start your tongue wagging with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale fare and drinks at Social Restolounge.
Social Restolounge crafts dishes from scratch, favouring organic ingredients that set mouths abuzz within an upscale lounge atmosphere. Like an edible tiara, the signature coffee-crusted beef tenderloin crowns the menu with a savoury slab roasted French-style in a cast-iron pan and accompanied by a royal guard of celeriac whipped potatoes ($35). Other entrees include the hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi festooned with fresh cream, wilted arugula, and Atlantic lobster claw ($30), and nimbler nosh ranges from just-shucked oysters ($3.50/each) to mini lamb burgers ($14). Diners can lubricate conversation or a dining companion made out of tin with a libation from the house cocktail or wine list, offering quaffs such as the Chakana malbec reserve from Argentina ($10/glass, $45/bottle).
Within this rustic contemporary bistro in Aspen Stone, a dedicated chef culls fresh and organic produce from local vendors to craft an innovative menu of upscale fare. The eatery's specialty is coffee-crusted roast tenderloin, roasted in a cast-iron pan, as well as made fresh-to-order entrees such as hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi and handmade cracked-pepper fettuccine. Glistening martini glasses fill with Grand Marnier, fresh lime, and cranberry in the Social's original cosmo⎯one of a crowd of cocktails that encourage diners to linger in the lounge, and meet other locals, and debate the origins of coasters.